The fact that ISIS has been crushed in Syria today is primarily due to the Syrian leadership and government troops. With the support of the Russian Aerospace Forces, the Syrian army liberated hundreds of localities from ISIS terrorists and brought virtually the entire territory of the country under control of the legitimate leadershipsays release.
The ministry noted that “all this time the international coalition (under the leadership of the United States) was focused on opposing the Syrian government forces, right up to the direct bombardment of their positions in the same Deir ez-Zor.
In the three years of its existence, the "coalition" has only recently achieved the first "result" in the fight against ISIS in Syria - having destroyed the Raqqu massacre along with civilians,added to the Ministry of Defense.
The Russian military drew attention to the fact that "as the British television channel BBC confirmed, the coalition itself allowed the core of the IS militants to freely leave the city and join other militants in Deir ez-Zor."
Therefore, if there is any positive role of the "international coalition" in the defeat of ISIS in Syria, it is only in the fact that it did not have time to destroy with carpet bombing, like Raqqah, the other Syrian cities,stressed in the department.
Earlier, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves le Drian argued that Russia "arrogated to itself victory" over the IG terrorist organization in Syria. According to him, the terrorists from the territories they occupied were driven out by the forces of the western coalition, and the Russian military came to the aid of the forces of Bashar al-Assad and, ultimately, achieved the release of Deir ez-Zor "with a certain delay."